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The Client-centred Blog

Welcome to The Client Centred Blog; Free content that shares a fresh approach to thriving as a financial professional in a rapidly changing environment.

This blog has its foundation in a new understanding of the human mind that gives you the ultimate platform for creating better results, thriving under any circumstances and living the life you want.     

I invite you to explore the materials, reflect upon how it relates to you and your business and enjoy the benefits.

My top 10 business books

I appreciate that your choice of books to read is a very personal and subjective thing, but I love the saying ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears’. It so often happens. With books, the right one can show up as if by magic and just when you need it. So, I thought I…

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The surprising truth about happiness

“If you are doing things in order to be happy… you’re doing them in the wrong order.” Michael Neill Although happiness is something that is hard to define it is something that we seem to want more of in our lives. There are dozens of books written on the subject and articles seem to pop…

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Uncertainty is inevitable, insecurity is optional

On Monday we had our second live day of ‘The Freedom of Mind Programme’ and we gathered at the inspiring Henley Business school on the bank of the river Thames. The brilliant Kim Hare lead the day and one of the posters she put up on the wall read: Uncertainty is inevitable, insecurity is optional…

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Are you ready for a new normal?

‘All truth goes through three steps: first, it is ridiculed; second, it is violently opposed; finally, it is accepted as self-evident’ German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer Imagine you were about to have a medical procedure that involved ‘opening you up’. What would be your reaction if you knew that the instruments had not been sterilised and…

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Awakening your inner spark

Ultimately, business is all about getting results – results for clients, results for the business and results for the people who work in and for the business – and businesses are hungry for whatever can help them get bigger, better results more easily. Last week I was invited in to give a presentation to a…

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To succeed you have to believe in yourself… really?

It is so easy to think we have things figured out in life and without someone to robustly challenge our assumptions we just continue to think them – at times to our cost. This is one of the reasons coaching is so powerful. You have someone totally on your side and yet, at the same…

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Can money really make you happy?

According to a survey published by Channel 5, 76% of people believe happiness is linked to money but 34% don’t agree that money can buy you happiness. So, who is right? The majority or the minority? Dr. Elizabeth Dunn, author of ‘Happy Money: The science of happier spending’ is quoted as saying… “If money doesn’t…

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How to stop sabotaging your own success

“Many people die with their music still in them. Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. An enlightened business leader was teaching a group of new entrepreneurs about increasing their level of success, and he wanted to demonstrate what…

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Finding your life’s purpose

I was an enthusiastic devourer of self-help and personal development material for well over twenty years, although I have now been in healthy recovery for nearly seven years now. During my addiction I always noticed how much material there is on finding your life’s purpose. Have you ever noticed this? It is a very seductive…

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The 4 keys to getting into your clients world

Getting deep into the world of your client is the only way you can get to understand them and what they want, and put yourself in a position to deliver beyond their expectations. This is actually far easier than many people seem to make it. What is the starting point? Get yourself out of the…

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